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adjective     peculiar pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    strange, often in an unpleasant way

    a peculiar smell

    He told me a most peculiar story.

    I felt a little bit peculiar (=ill) and had to lie down.

  2. 2
    especially true or typical of a particular person, thing, or situation

    Each person’s handwriting has its own peculiar characteristics.

    peculiar to:

    We shared an excitement peculiar to bird watchers.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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